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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
bill clinton signed into law the family and medical leave act. you know, there are many laws that we pass here in washington that most americans never have reason to know or care about. the fmla, by contrast, has changed this country in profoundly important ways. it has touched the lives of millions of working families. it's almost hard to imagine today but 20 years ago, before this landmark law, workers had to risk their jobs and their livelihoods when family needs arose. there was no national policy for maternity leave or paternity leave. new mothers were sometimes compelled to return to work just days after giving birth. or to quit jobs they would otherwise have liked to keep. there was no law allowing someone to take leave from work to care for an aging, potentially dying parent or to care for a child with a serious illness. families had to leave their loved ones in the hands of others or quit their jobs and face dire economic consequences. there was no policy to allow a seriously ill worker to return to work after recovering from cancer or other serious health condition. all of
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am EST
, a position that this morning's test held under of another georgetown alumnus, bill clinton. our catholic and jesuit identity ask of all of us, our students as well as faculty, to seek a better, more just world. something special that we have that encourages and motivates so many of our alumni for public service. let me turn to our guest today, and alumnus of another just we university, santa clara. his early work in public service was as an aide to then thomas kidd coal of california, and as an assistant to the secretary of health education and welfare. he later became director of the u.s. office of civil rights, just a few years after the passage of the civil rights act. in the '60s, he served as an army intelligence officer and was honored with the army commendation medal. secretary panetta served in the u.s. house of representatives for more than 15 years before he became director of the office of management and budget under president clinton who was so impressed by his leadership and dedication that he asked him to serve as his chief of staff. after secretary panetta left the white h
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
of state, the inimitable mrs. clinton who has been allied and a partner and certainly viewed very well in pakistan as the most important and powerful diplomat representing the united states fears abroad. we welcome john kerry because pakistan knows john kerry as the architect -- one of the architects of the kerry lugar berman legislation, which has been instrumental in broad-based in this relationship and anchoring it and we hope a longer and more sustainable multifaceted relationship. we also know that it's not a relations transcends personalities as well as political parties. we work and we hope to work with every senior policymaker in the united states as well as congress and senator kerry has emerged from those ranks. we look forward to working with him and i don't think we need to speak to anyone. he has worked his policy agenda and i'm sure he has a great deal to address as he takes this important and challenging task. >> as you know, your foreign minister did a talk at the council on foreign relations moderated by david sanger of "the new york times" and while they are in terms
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
of state hillary clinton gives farewell remarks at the state department. on c-span2, from the national black caucus of state legislators, a discussion about institutional racism. on c-span3, a look at the battle of extremists in mali. coming up next, looking at the economy. patrick reese gives the january jobs report. after that, the national school choice week and looking at international adoptions and why russia won't allow americans to adopt anymore. plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. "washington journal" is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. on tuesday, the american enterprise institute hosted a panel of scholars to preview president obama's upcoming state of the union address and how foreign policy and national security will be addressed in the president's second term. this is one hour and 20 minutes. >> good afternoon, folks. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, folks. can i please get everybody to sit down and speak quietly? i think we are going to start here. good afternoon, everybody. i am danielle pletka. i am from the american enterprise institute. welcom
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. president clinton has pointed out that the power of our example -- the power of that example in the world has always been greater than any example of our power. that was the way bill clinton described it. and when daniel webster said that our founding fathers had set before the world an example, he went on to say this -- and i quote -- "the last hopes of mankind therefore rest with us. and if it should be proclaimed that our example had become an argument against the experiment, the knell of popular liberty would be sounded throughout the earth." i've spoken before about this small globe of ours, the light of dawn sweeping each morning across its face, lighting cities and cottages, barrios and villages. and across the globe's face, people coming forth from homes and hovels into that morning sun. each knowing from our american example that life does not have to be the way it is for them, knowing that an example of liberty and self-government stands free before them. that america stands as an alternative and a rebuke to the tyranny, to the corruption, or to the injustice in which they may b
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
, 2011, according to a letter secretary clinton sent to me in august, 2011. i worked toward approval of the keystone x.l. pipeline, first as governor of north dakota and now as a u.s. senator because i believe it is just the kind of project that will grow our economy and create the jobs our country so desperately needs, and it will do so with good environmental stewardship. at the same time, it will reduce our dependence on the middle east for oil, which is what the american people have desired for decades. the keystone x.l. pipeline project is long overdue. for the benefit of our economy, our environment and our long-term energy security, president obama needs to approve it. now, without further delay. mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent for just several minutes on another topic in regard to a recipient of the medal of honor from my state of north dakota. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hoeven: mr. president, i rise today to honor one of our nation's true heroes, army staff sergeant clinton romashay. on monday, the president will present sergeant romashay with
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
back in the clinton administration they brought in -- is going to organize task forces, organized the entire economy and decide what goods and services we would need 20 years and so it could be planned to create them. hillary clinton him up with a very complicated health care plan which eventually ended up of course more unless being passed 20 years later by the obama administration. the obama administration also believes that its experts know that what we need in terms of energy is green energy. so we're going to channel a lot of resources to green energy companies. but it's not just democrats that do this sort of thing. i was writing this morning about how the state of virginia has been trying to centrally plan the love lives of virginians for 100 years. they tried to keep the mentally feeble from reproducing the they tried to keep people of different races from marrying. now to try to keep people of the same sex from marrying. and in all these cases it really is, we experts know better than these people who should marry, who should love, how people should live. we've got a gove
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
of cnn who together have a wonderful interview with clinton yesterday. thank you. over to elise. [applause] we have a lot of distinguished guests in the audience. the deputy chief of mission for the embassy of lebanon. a lot of people who care about syria and looks to be a lively discussion this evening. in august, 2011 secretary of state hillary clinton called for the president bashar al-assad to step down for the sake of the syrian people. at that time about 2,000 people were killed. today that number of u.n. estimates has risen to more than 60,000 syrian is dead, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to turkey and jordan and iraq pleasing burdens on those countries, close to 2 million more, more than half have been displaced inside syria. what started as a brave stand has moved into a civil war with opposition forces becoming more radicalized, some of them would say infiltrated by extremist forces with links to al qaeda. the conflict threatens to destabilize the entire region and become a battleground for the proxy war some might say of competing interest. the and ratio
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
that was not addressed in the fact the clinton administration and the bush administration they did nothing to rein in the fannie and freddie which mr. bush could have done with his secretary and reduce the mandates from over 60% that they wanted subprimal mortgages. this is what caused the collapse and right now fannie and freddie are making it more difficult to get a mortgage but they are going through the fha. the part of the problem is not that we don't have enough regulation or whatever, it's that we don't have good regulation. we don't have people enforcing those regulations. >> guest: peter raises a lot of interesting points and you have to keep coming back to the cause of the financial crisis. you are right the agency certainly played a part in the financial crisis and the subprime mortgages played a part. one of the parts the was played in the financial crisis was excessive pay. it was paid that was encouraging the companies to take risk and that is why it is important for us to do the reports that we did. i will give you a perfect example. you had loan officers at the banks who were being
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
secretary treasury in the clinton administration tells a story about killing and beating up with larry summers. the administration wanted to give money to subsidize school construction. if anything sounds like an expenditure item it is financing school construction, and the issue was that the tax paper said we really should add this to the tax code. larry summers was saying, the only way we can get it, they jiggered fancy school construction bond that was a deduction and all sorts of ways to make this a tax cut rather than a spending increase because they thought they could get it through congress that way. that is part of what is going on is this gaming of whether something is a spending and more tax cut leading to a lot of distortions which are separate from the issue over the you want to do the particular subsidy or the particular item in question. >> to you want to weigh in? >> in our annual report remade the complexity of the cut the number one most serious problem for taxpayers. we made the point that one person's loophole is another person's lifeline. it really just been some pe
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
. it's all the numbers. bill clinton said it's all about the reference checks. it's all members. right now is such a small, slim majority. the house works on the majority, 50% 18 votes come to hundred 18 votes control. so, when you have on the party lines the public devoting one way and democrats the other come if you get a group in the middle but says that's not good for america or the next generation. it's not who we are as a people, the court doesn't take many, 20, 30, maybe on congress. now let's go over to the senate. and the reason that we take 60, our founding fathers basically wanted the minority to have the same amount of input as the majority party and it's true the democracy. the works that way. it hasn't worked that way because we can't get by procedural, get a vote to the floor because we are in such turmoil but if that happens, you have 45 republican, 55 democrats it takes 60. is only takes a swing and gillmor of 15 people one way in the senate to make it happen. you bring that out and i guarantee you the leadership can count numbers and they know when they don't have 60
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
in 1993 by president clinton. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs. on weeknights watch key public policy events and every weekend the non-fiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedule at our website. and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. at the recent world economic forum in switzerland participates discuss china's economic future and the policy changes needed to move the country forward. ists including -- analysts included economic professors from china and the u.s. the role world economic forum is anen yule event this is about an hour. [inaudible conversations] welcome from inside economic forum. the party congress has said the very ambition goal for all -- [inaudible] and. we'll ask whether how it can be achieved over the next hour. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> translator: i'm going to divide the one hour in to three parts. first we're going to talk about whether the vision could be achieved. what our major challenge and the reasons and the second part will be reform. and so i want to discuss about the p
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:30am EST
happening in the 1990s in the clinton administration. my time tour was at the school of infantry, and when i showed up there, it was like a welcome back scenario, going through the private, coming back as a captain, so there was a company commanded infantry training unite, and sort of complete the circle of life in the "lion king" sense i guess. i got assigned to a battalion that trains noninfantry nonspecialty combat skills. every marine is a rifleman regardless your job. prepare to pick up your weapon or launch an assault regardless of your contract job. i showed up, half the unit was made upof
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
and 2800 long term jobs. it is no wonder i heard from people in places like clinton, wausau, green bay, superior and chippewa falls who want us all to get this bill passed. we need to get started on this project as soon as possible. tonight, please join me well many coulding a number of people who want to get to work. joining me are josh guinness, larry youngs, cindy, carl crawl, richard, curtla. as uaw, steve anderson, harold brick man, brian, these operating engineers are members of local 139 who are looking for work. also joining us tonight are carpenters and mill rights from northern wisconsin locals of the united brotherhood of carpenters. welcome dana totelli. bob, charlie steed, hall ida, dan gillespie, pete erec, david grote and jim "barron's." [applause] [applause] together, [applause] together, they're holding a flag of the great state of wisconsin. as you can see, on the right-hand side is the image of a miner. in the upper right-hand corner of the shield are the tools of a miner. and on the top of the seal, underneath our motto, forward, is a badger, which comes from the ni
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
it was under president clinton when we balanced the federal budget, balanced the federal budget. we actually had surpluses. and our economy was growing, job growth, moving in the right direction. well, our revenues have dipped to about 15% of our economy, so we're not anywhere near with as much revenue as we need in order to have a balanced approach that allows for job growth. and yes, our spending is too high, particularly on what we call the mandatory side. we agree with that. you look at our health care costs in this country, they are much higher than any other nation in the world, and we don't have the health results that would demonstrate why we're spending so much more. we need a more efficient system. that's why a lot of us supported the affordable care act because we see in it delivery system reform that will make our health care system more efficient, bring down the cost of hospital care by reducing readmissions, bring down the cost of hospital care by reducing hospital infection rates, bring down the cost of high-cost interventions by dealing with people with complicated multiissue
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